Prince Rupert Airport, Prince Rupert BC

A project to provide a rainwater harvesting system to meet the potable water needs of the Prince Rupert Airport.

The airport had identified the need to improve upon its current water supply from a lake intake, but alternative water sources were limited due to the airport being located on a small island. MSR Solutions conducted a source analysis and determined the optimal solution for that particular site is rainwater harvesting, with retention of the existing lake source as an emergency backup. MSR Solutions designed the system for storage, treatment and conveyance of the rainwater as well as an improved treatment process for the lake water source, and obtained a permit through the health authority. Construction of the system is now complete. It is currently in the commissioning stage.

A unique aspect of this project is the use of rainwater harvesting within a larger commercial context, in contrast to typical rainwater systems which service single households.

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